Thursday, June 24, 2010

zen in the 6•1•9 :: some detail photos

It was a relaxing day indeed -- "zen" in the 6•1•9 (San Diego's area code and June 19, 2010 wedding date). We were ahead of schedule throughout the day, thanks to great teamwork amongst all the vendors and a very energetic and positive bridal party. Everything ran as smoothly as one can imagine. We still can't believe how we managed to get through a busy itinerary during this lunch time affair, and still had time to step into the photo booth and enjoy the fun.

Photo above: by Joseph Quicho; monogram projection on dancefloor, stringed lanterns, and LED lights by StreamLine Events

It seemed like yesterday, we were meeting with Becky and Errol to discuss their wedding details. As a 6-month design + 1-month coordination project, B&W was eager to toss around ideas for this zen wedding. The color scheme? A cool mint and deep cobalt blue -- two contrasting colors that meshed well with the theme. In addition to the zen theme and cool color palette, they wanted to include a little San Diego flavor. Blending the ideas into one cohesive vision, along with fitting the theme into Hyatt Mission Bay's ballroom, and adding the fact that it was going to take place during lunch were challenges we knew we could get by. BUT, the story doesn't stop here. The couple threw us a few other challenges -- do all the floral centerpieces and sew custom linen. It seemed like the list of things-to-do just doubled and the time frame was cut in half. How were we to do all of this while having three other weddings at the same time? Answer: Don't even think about the things to do. Just work. Thankfully, Ana Aftahi, from FloralWorks, provided the beautiful bouquets, boutonnieres and gorgeous altar arrangements. A personal "thanks" goes out to Janissa, Sherwin, and Jenevieve for making the lovely centerpieces -- I know it took a lot of hard work to trim, spray and arrange all 40 branches -- they turned out beautiful!

Photo above: Hyatt Mission Bay ballroom set for a luncheon reception

Photo above: one of the manzanita trees we made for the escort card table

Photo above: custom design by Bellz & Whistlez; made by Sumi's Oven (emboss is signature of Sumi)

Photo above: 20 custom pew hangers adorned the church aisle

Photo above: ceremony programs

Photo above: custom table number lanterns

Photo above: reception/menu cards

Photo above: escort cards

Photo above: giveaway was French honey packaged inside vellum mint take out boxes and wrapped with custom favor tags

Photo above: gift table display by B&W; we also made the branches with orchids

Photo above: 1 of 2 tea stations; custom linen

Photo above: signage for tea station

The ballroom was set as if it were a night time affair, with full linens, gold beaded chargers, and LED lights to provide a backdrop to the presidential and sweetheart tables. The gold branches with orchids in stone vases were the perfect zen element to add to each table -- simple and elegant. Vill of StreamLine Events used a Leko light to project their monogram on the dance floor, and above it, a string of coordinating Japanese lanterns dressed the ceiling. Janissa worked with the couple to design two tea stations, complete with plated Korean honeydew gummies, almond croissants, Love Letters, green tea pound cake, and Madelines.And while one team member was outside aligning 300+ escort cards, the team inside the ballroom was making sure everything was set perfectly.

Photo above: Hyatt's AV team installed mint, ivory and cobalt blue lanterns

Photo above: couple's guest book was a San Diego photography book

Photo above: B&W centerpieces; gold sprayed manzanita with flowers tucked into stone vases; custom B&W runners

Photo above: giveaway

Photo above: cocktail hour in the Mission Terrace; beautiful SD weather!

Most of these photos were taken by B&W (*several were provided by Joe Quicho and Genesis Lastrella), so while we wait for Chaz Cruz' professional photos, feast your eyes on some of the details we incorporated into the event. Be sure to check out the detail work on the embossed cake made by Sumi's Oven and designed by us!

Photos below provided by Joseph and Genesis

Photo above: custom monogram decals designed and installed by B&W

Photo above: Becky's Christian Louboutins!

Photo above: ode to Jabbawockeez -- Grand Entrance

Photo above: bridesmaids in custom dresses


  1. Errol and Becky AniversarioJune 24, 2010 at 6:08 PM

    still in europe... but could not stop ourselves from taking a sneak peak at the blog!!! love it! We had such an awesome wedding experience, especially with B&W on our side :) We love you... you talented group of ladies you!!!

  2. b&w did an AMAZING job with becky and errol's wedding! everything was gorgeous! you guys are phenomenal.

  3. You guys always outdo yourselves each time.
    This is one unforgettable weddding that everyone will always remember. Great job from beginning to end. Very impressive, congratulations!!!